The Stone House Bird Buffet is proud to host a troupe of world class acrobats on their southern tour of North America. Direct from Canada….the Red-Breasted Nuthatches!!
First event, the rings…
Mounting the apparatus…
Look at that extension!
Next up, rhythmic gymnastics…
Move to the left…
Stretch to the right!
Final event, the parallel bars…
This is one gifted aerialist…
And now for the finale!
And now the dismount…
Time to take a bow…
watch out cirque du soleil! great shots.
LOL – thanks!
They are very acrobatic birds, we had one nesting in the creeper that used to be on the back wall of our house, and it got itself into some very curious positions!
Unfortunately I’ve only managed one shot of ours…. very sad! I love yours. 🙂
Your critters must love you and cooperate to show their thankfulness for the grub. Great shots!
They love a fresh and well stocked buffet 🙂 Thanks!
awesome pics, awesome captions. 😉 sm
Thanks sm 🙂
Great series and I love your comments.
We don’t get nuthatches in Australia (to my knowledge) – they’re a pretty little bird with their blue/grey coats and eye stripes – and their gymnastic displays are prizewinning (as you’ve shown).
Thanks Vicki – I wonder why they do all that posing – they also seem to love to be upside down.
FUN! Thank you!
Thank you Russ!
You are singlehandedly going to turn me into a bird lover. Just beautiful 🙂
Thanks, Mrs. Fringe!
Bird Olympics, unlike their human equivalents, are wonderfu!
Yes they are. These guys are holding on to their amateur status 🙂
Very talented troupe there, Lorri. Maybe they’ll come to TX later this year. 🙂
I think they are just passing through the Ozarks – I’m sure they are headed your way soon.
Great pictures! I love watching mine (yes, I consider them mine) going all over the apple tree, suet and feeder. They are so much fun to watch and they are good about sharing. Thanks Lorri!
Of course they are yours, I have such responsibility for my flock. They really are a joy to watch.
Canadian birds and humans alike know that if we really are to reach the pinacle of stardom, we have to prove ourselves in the USA! 😉 Great photos as always Lorri!
Thanks Diana, these guys are tearing it up in the US of A!
This is so great — love your presentation! I’m going to give you a 10.
LOL – a perfect score? I think he earned it.
Love this – I could hear the circus music and the wild applause with each routine. These little charmers are so much fun to watch. Our latest visitors are 3 pair of mallards – handsome drakes with their lady loves. They walk up the road from the lake, feed under the feeders, then fly back to the water. K
Kathleen, I love ducks, I saw a couple of pairs over at Holiday Island today, but couldn’t get close enough for a good shot.
🙂 They are.
Our red-breasted nuthatches are just as entertaining. One reason I like them is that they have no problem sharing the suet with juncos, downies, and other birds.
That is so true. I’ve noticed the white breasted nuthatches squabbling a bit with the titmice in the last week and the downies are fighting amongst themselves almost constantly